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dc.contributor.authorPorzig-Drummond, Renataen_US
dc.contributor.authorStevenson, Richarden_US
dc.contributor.authorCase, Trevoren_US
dc.contributor.authorOaten, Meganen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:44:42Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:44:42Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2014-07-21T05:11:17Z
dc.identifier.issn02779536en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.01.013en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/61453
dc.description.abstractTwo studies carried out in Sydney, Australia explored whether inducing disgust may be a useful addition to hand-hygiene interventions. Experiment 1 employed a novel laboratory measure of hand hygiene, and tested whether a brief (3-min) video-based intervention using disgust/education, improved hand hygiene relative to education alone and a control condition. On test, a week later, the disgust intervention significantly exceeded the education and control condition combined, although the effect size was modest. Experiment 2 examined the generality of this effect in a field study. During a baseline period, soap and paper towel use in a series of washrooms were covertly monitored. This was followed by an intervention period, in which two washrooms received disgust/education-based posters and a further two, educational posters, exhorting participants to wash their hands. A follow-up period, after the posters were removed, was also monitored. The disgust-based intervention was significantly better at promoting hand hygiene. These findings suggest that even brief disgust-based interventions may be successful and that these can be tested and developed under laboratory conditions.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherPergamonen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1006en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1012en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue6en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSocial Science & Medicineen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume68en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111799en_US
dc.titleCan the emotion of disgust be harnessed to promote hand hygiene? Experimental and field-based testsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
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